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For Christmas, and a little bit after (New Years Eve), i have a very special offer you: all Compact Discs ever released on Fettkakao now for €15.
This also includes the very rare Fettkakao Sampler 2011, only a few are left.

here is the the list of the 11 Compact Discs:
fett001 Vortex Rex – Short Attention Span
fett002 Lonely Drifter Karen – Sinsweetime
fett004 Seven Sioux – Argue Again
fett005 Vortex Rex – Powermess
fett006 Spoenk – Hard To Mend
fett007 Seven Sioux – We Are Not The Scared People
fet008 A Thousand Fuegos –Like Big Black Clouds Through Burning Eyes
fett021 Stefanie Sourial – Amsterdam
fett022 Fettkakao – Sampler 2011
fett028 Plaided – Playdate
fett035 Fettkakao – Sampler 2014

15 € + Postage (3,60 Europe, 6,30 World).
please write me an email if interested!

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(c) andi dvořák

kiddo- i havent been writing here since the A Thousand Fuegos digital release in August. i was busy with presenting output by my friends now and i am not sure if you have heard of the releases yet. at the end of a year i am trying to think and look back, even though i feel like it has been only a couple of month.

today’s the annual tweety party in Graz. and among the countless bands that are performing are my friends Goldsoundz, who have released a 7″ on fettkakao 11 days ago. it is called The New Ones? / National Eagles (fett034) and consists of 3 songs.

on the cover: ex-and cofounding member Karli:

Marti was chasing his friends around in Vienna and Graz – yet even on the country side. always with a camera in his hands – the video to the song The New Ones? was made.

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____Crazy Bitch In A Cave_______ Rear – View Mirror_______ (fett033)____

earlier this year, in November, Crazy Bitch In A Cave had his very first fettkakao release out. finally. CBC has a tradition with fettkakao: he was producing the Albino Rabbits 7″ by Brooke’s Bedroom, did a BB cover for the Fettkakao Sampler 2011, was with us on the trip to Košice in 2010, and performing at this years fettkakao homepage launch party as well as at the labelshowcase at Röda in Steyr.

Crazy Bitch In A Cave has a very nice homelabel though: Comfortzone. it is run by the fabulous Christina Nemec who has released a 12″ e.p. (on top – sooo good!) – and an album.

so for the little excursion to fettkakao we did a 7″ –> Rear-View Mirror – with run of 200 copies. a few came in white vinyl even (still have a few lying around – let me know if you want one).

Nick also did an amazing commercial for the album. it is all eyes, make-up and a rear-view mirror:

Bildschirmfoto 2013-12-30 um 15.39.35

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2013 was a good, a very good year even.

i am going backwards. before the Crazy Bitch In A Cave release – i had this exhibition in Oktober at the Schikaneder in Vienna, where i showed my (watercolour) flyers for the first time outside the digital world. also this fall: the label had two wonderfull showcases – one at the Bach in Vienna in November and one at the Röda in Steyr in September. i love having showcases.

at the beginning of September  the homepage finally got a new face after 8 years. thank you so much nici ( ❤ ) in case you havent seen it yet: clickie!

in August we finally did the digital release of the selftiteled  A Thousand Fuegos LP (fett010).

Plaided had their last travels and shows in summer as well. a nice good bye with a loong drive to Switzerland and the Poolbar festival. a hello to the Café Else in Vienna, where Plaided did their last show for the opening of that wonderfull bar. i have really good memories of Plaided – performing at the Donauinselfest, Akademie der Bildenden Künste Sommerfest and Popfest in vienna that summer as well. oh i miss that constilation so much.

and what a year it had been for Tirana. a 7″ called Talea (fett031) came out – named after the La Banda movie – where Veronika wrote most of the soundtrack. i have good memories of shows after screenings and premieres of the film in theaters; and the first screening of Talea at Kino Unter Sternen in Vienna. what a wonderfull summer.

the only Longplayer this year that came out was the album What, Colour? (fett032) by Just Friends and Lovers. a little beauty that counts 13 (!) songs. the only trip i had with JFaL this year was to Krakow in June (i wish i was with them on the east european tour they did in Oktober w/Robotra).  the other times i had seen them was in Vienna and Graz (do i remember it well? was the Lendwirbel showcase Fettkakao shared with Numavi records their release show as well?!) (but that was a hell of a weekend!).

Just Friends and Lovers, Turbo and part time host Marti in Krakow.

and then the year 2013 ends (or begins) with the exciting, 2nd Plaided trip tp the US – with shows in Boston and NYC (w/ Japanter) and a very hot spring in Austin, TX at the SXSW festival in March (wordpress entry on thaaat), and before that a really nice fly-over to the Damnably showcase in London in Febuary.

i hope 2014 will bring as much excursions, releases and parties as in 2013. it has a good start though – with a little travel to Groningens Eurosonic – where Tirana will perform, and a 7″ by Just Friends and Lovers in Febuary…

a happy new year to you folks – and i try to keep up with the talk here – on the wordpress blah-blog.

-andi

releases 2013:

fett031 Tirana – Talea 7″ /DI (2013)
fett032 Just Friends and Lovers – What, Colour? LP /DI (2013)
fett033 Crazy Bitch In A Cave – Rear-View Mirror 7″ /DI (2013)
fett034 Goldsoundz – The New Ones? / National Eagles 7″ /DI (2013)

fett010 A Thousand Fueogs – A Thousand Fuegos DIGITAL (2008 LP/ 2013 Digital)

i was going through my harddrive looking for some pictures during the recording session for the 2nd ATF album in 2008. i didnt find any. but i remember it pretty well. Matthias invited a lot of people over for a big choir. this was very common around that time, not to say it wasnt something special. Paper Bird even had FM4 journalists at her flat filming the recording process as the choir poured their voices over some parts of Thaumatrope (seayou, 2009).

A Thousand Fuegos had this big kinda party at his flat – people standing around everywhere; singing and metalvoicing. a very nice picture i have in mind. but the path we choose for releasing and promoting the record was different. it was wrapped in myth … or more likely around the fact that we wanted to make it a piece of art maybe, something that represents itself as this piece of vinyl – where everything was done by the artistes (with little help of others) – the music, the recording, the artwork – even the duplication of it: Matthias screenprinted those 300 covers himself . the very first 20 pieces came with a big fold out cover that had etched (!!!) inlays in it.  no CD, no digital version – just the plain LP. that was our approach at that time.

after 5 years i wanted to make this mastepiece available to more people – at least consciouss that this record exists. one that i myself havent listened to in a long time and find so much beauty in.

the timing is right. it will be released  August 3rd, 2013 – when A Thousand Fuegos is playing with Der Nino Aus Wien and the wonderfull Woods at the Flex Sommerfest in Vienna.

and if you are courious –  you can stream the Album on Bandcamp already.

Nick Prokesch, from the fettkakao propaganda departement, did this commercial for the (digital) album:

huha! this was meant to get out to you earlier. but kids, it is also nice trying to remember things, and colour them 2 months later.

the Plaided / Just Friends and Lovers tour took place from November 23rd to November 30, 2012.

November 23rd, Wels Youki (Alter Schlachthof)

do you remember? the last thing told? it was about Matthias and me doing prices at the Youki 14. Plaided,the Jafalos and me met November 23rd in Wels at the Youki. Veronika still ill, me exhausted from recreating the prices the night before, and Just Friends and Lovers finding themselves on a soup diet. Plaided had to rehearse with me before the show, which meant no soundcheck for Dust Covered Carpet and Just Friends and Lovers. a very stressfull start, indeed.

(Just Friends and Lovers, photo by Michael Straub)

JFaL looked so good on stage, i couldnt believe it  and the set we did with Plaided was a sucess in the end as well. Turbo / Wilhelm Show Me the Major Label and me did some disc jockeing after the shows were done, which was cool until my headache became unbearable (i had to leave the wonderfull schlachthof quite early…)

November 24th, 2012, Kapu Linz

very ironic: there was a Fettkakao labelshowcase in Linz the next day, but without me – since i had to be at the Youki for the last day when the prices were hand over to the winners of the international youth film festival (which was wonderful). Plaided did their set as a three piece that evening (Clemens was w/ us for doing feedback!) both bands claimed that they had a great time. the gang was overwhelmed by the kindness of the soundperson and the other nice people at the kapu.

November 26h, 2012, Schokoladen, Berlin

the travelparty (consisting of Just Friends and Lovers, Turbo and Plaided) picked me up in Wels. it felt good to be picked up high noon on a sunday for a – as it turned out – easy ride to Berlin with the best destination for the evening ever: to go to that unpronouncable vegan pizza place. i stressed the gang by getting there in time – it was my only wish for Berlin (the last time i was there w/ Mile Me Deaf and A Thousand Fuegos – the pizzeria was closed). we made it. and in the end every one was thankful for my behaviour: being super satisfied with the big selections of pizza avalable there.

Berlin was nice. our host and fettkakao friend in law – Flo  – took good care of us (at least the Plaideds). here: hanging out at Karstadt again – Clemens, Veronika, Julia and Flo.

La Moustache and M:Soundtrack were setting up the show on Monday. i enjoyed myself a lot on stage and everywhere else that evening. Berlin feels like home, i have to admit, even though i am always bitchin’ about that city.

here, on the day leaving to Bremen: Lena, Vero and Lina waiting for the others and posing for me.

(Vero knitting that great hat…)

November 28th, Bunker, Bremen.

we didnt see much of Bremen. the car drive was longer than expected. but i remember as we drived into the city that Bremen has a lot of beautiful buildings (and streetcars) (you know, i love streetcars). the show took place at the Bunker . which really is a bunker from the 2nd worldwar, that has a house on top built on it in a caravan shape. we were sleeping at the very top of it which looked like a half pipe from the inside. weird. i liked beeing there. wherever we landed on that tour, the shows made sense. it was like sharing your best goods with people who understand and want that share. Bremen was really nice.

November 29th, Waggon Im Kulturkreis, Offenbach

again a longer drive than expected to Offenbach. we were landing in that city close to Frankfurt (i love driving by its skyline) finding ourselves in a very small venue – which is next to the Main in a rail car! Just Friends and Lovers have been there (as well as at the bunker) before, telling us how special that place is. and indeed, it was. i can only hope to get there again in summer; i believe hanging out there in the summer warmth must be dreamy.

faces in front of the Waggon the next day. but i dont remember what the code for hitting your own head was..

November 30, Denmal, Salzburg

after hitting our heads we drove back to austria. Vero of JFaL finished the hat on the way to Salzburg (we are still planning to put some in the shop in the near future). also on the way home: drawing different things or people. here. a drawing i did of Lina.

who is scribbeling parts of this into the guestbook of the van:

in Salzburg, the last day of the tour, we were waiting, eating pizza and playing. i was sad that it had to end. i tell you. i loved touring with the gang.

so that is why here’s another picture of Plaided/ Just Friends and Lovers on the Denkmal Couch.

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thank you all for letting us stay in a hotel, on your or your friends couches and beds; thank you to Lina’s parents for letting uns stay at their big house with their sweet cat and the good food served to us. we drove 2435 km in approx 24hours (pure traveltime). it was a pleasure and success.

tour dates:

2012-11-23 AUT – Wels, Alter Schlachthof, Youki
2012-11-24 AUT– Linz, Kapu, Fettkakao Label Night
2012-11-26 GER – Berlin, Schokoladen, M:Soundtrack & La Moustache
2012-11-28 GER – Bremen, Bunker
2012-11-29 GER – Offenbach, Waggon im Kulturkreis
2012-11-30 AUT – Salzburg, Denkmal

map:

JFa_Tour_map_2012

i am always running late with telling stories. in fact i became a rather bad story teller.

team fettkakao was invited over to the youki film festival again. we felt honoured as the youkis asked us to create the prices for this years winning people / film teams at the festival. team fettkakao: that was only matthias (A Thousand Fuegos) and me this time; with the idea to make hands out of fimo. we enjoyed ourselves with old and new friends kneding stuff with us, as you can see.

one of the prices:

what i did not tell you was that we were good in finding ideas and were also fast in working out how to make hands. which turned out to be helpfull in the end, since we ruined everything on the last day – not looking after our little sculptures in oven: the hands got burned.

but watch it yourselves.

(video made by the youki mediagroup)

but as i tried to say it before. we were trained enough to recreate the prices, to be given away as intended. and i still had enough time to prepare for the next evening for the show with Plaided, and the DJ set together with Turbo from Wilhelm Show Me The Major Label at the Youki Nightline.

here are some more pictures

wah. and i heard these bags sold out at the youki already. but i almost forgot that i did this drawing before the youki – for some of the bags they planned doing… and was surprised when i saw school kids walking around with them in Wels.

we (team fettkakao, most of my friends and me) love the youki so much. thank you for having had us this year again.

remember when i started this blog? this was only last year! i cant believe it. feels like if been typing in this wordpress blog not too often, but for ages. and yes. it is a good feeling since i always think to myself –whoa another year past by already?

blah.

the pop quiz thingie happenend at the wonderfull club d’hommage, our favorite indie club in vienna. the part i like most is putting together a team and do all the fun stuff. preparing, posing… things like that.

(pic taken by john, thank you!)

we were almost nine people. kids: nine is the new magic number! not eight. at least when it comes to social catherings. this years TM fettkakao consisted of (f.l.t.r): matthias (a thousand fuegos) marti farti (wilhelm show me the major label, goldsoundz.. ) clemens (black fox tropikal), äh (me), martin pieper (brooke’s bedroom), valerie (team fettkakao!) and patrick (the mighty crazy bitch).

a wonderfull team. and i know we would have been #1 if melanie and cordula werent cancelling last minute, hihi.

the questions? the answers? dont know. those heads are big and i knew right away that we are doing good. hey. i like my friends a lot, not because they know so much (or dont), but it fills me with pride and joy sitting right next to them listening to words i cannot fully comprehend.

we were ex aequo with rudi (number two or three), who was his very own team. unbeliveable. i was so impressed by rudi that i forgot the winning teams name. a big team by the way and formerly known as sacrifice the liver, who are always #1!

(rudi and me w/goodie bags. yellow vs green, picture taken by valerie)

we werent the best? fok eat, who cares ❤

(picture taken by valerie)

thanks clubdhommage and all the people around. we love you pop quiz!

it seems i never tell enough stories of our little trips. at least i dont write about them. last time we were trippin to the poolbar with mile me deaf… which became a hilarious party… i didnt take many pictures, except for this one on our way to the other end of austria, somewhere in between in tyrol at a gasstation.

then someone from the poolbar took this one (yeah thats me in the back, hihi):

and at the very end, 7 in the morning, i tried to document the trip to our hostel.

not to be seen on this picture is our friend matthias, a thousand fuegos headhoncho. he came by train to hang out and party with us – matthias even played a song with mile me deaf that evening. the poolbar is the best place for a party like we had (…) thank you philipp for having made this possible.

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we really missed matthias last weekend at the pmk in innsbruck – when sex jams played a show with plaided – all under the moniker of a fettkakao label night. it was matthias’ birthday, so we took some gang pictures as a present. this is one of the nicer ones. and a good start for a nice evening.

i did not take pictures (again) of the great sets both bands did – nor do i have some from the party that happen later on.

after a little sleep depriviation (i get used to share sleeping places w/ the jamz) we had a great breakfast with our friend beate who did the show at the pmk. thank you beate!

then we had to split. sex jams went to esslingen to play the komma fest, and i drove with plaided to the fluff fest, to meet our czech friends from the am180 collective. hello tomas (and me again with bad looking hair…)

hanging out in the rokycany airfield. julja took this one. hello (other) tomas. hehe.

plaided shared the tent set with the great tempelhof and jef barbara (picture).

the next ones a good one (the other) tomas took. it captures the feeling i had during their set. plaided fit so well to the fluff fest…and even though their snare broke during the set it was one of the most energetic shows i have seen so far.

thanks to jakub and stepan for the invitation!

with only a little sleep, lots of kilometers, and a stressy moment  (i drove into the mudd with my VW polo – and couldnt move the car until we asked a nice family to help us to pull out the car) – this was a very exciting and spurring experience. thanks to everyone involved.. and. it felt good to meet so many old and new friends… piep.

this took place almost a year ago. i think it was at the end of august. i just came back from visiting my family at the balaton, in hungary – going straight to the art supply store in vienna to get the right colors for the backround with veronika. i had no idea which color we are looking for. it all came out of veronika’s head during a dream. (..transfered into mine to draw the skate shoe).

the original drawing of the ice skate. letter stamped (i got the stamps from my friend iris. she got me those during her creative art months in italy).

i dont remember well, but i think we started printing the next day. this is always the best part of getting the covers together.

veronika and julja with the screen. which was – as always – enlightened by matthias (a thousand fuegos).

lots of prints waiting to dry. that is why we do that in summer. 

and while laying there on the ground, drying – my favorite neighbor – sissiboy himself came over for coffee and message-checking on his phone.

finito.

aha. even shirts were printed with that screen… tss tss.

cant wait for printing session part II. because we gave up way too early on that hot august summer day to go swimming in the danube…

listen to it is over toni from that very record.

(Plaided – People Lying Around In Dirt Everyday 7″, fett019)

when i did the 5 year fest last september – Rainer Krispel asked me if there would be a compilation along to the fest. no there wasn’t one. and with a reason: i did not want to try to capture something that seemed so alive to me – alive like the fest was. 10 days w/ exhibitions + shows at different places in vienna, so many acts… so many nice people coming and sharing. i thought i had documented a lot of  the music anyways –  with all the 7″e.p.’s, LPs and CDs released.

some months later the idea of doing a compilation made sense though. not for a jubilee, not for showing what this label has put out so far – but the people around me, with their great ideas.

everyone contributed songs never released before (or at least not in these versions). most recorded exclusively for this piece of mini plastic. i loved how Paper Bird and Crazy Bitch In A Cave came up with the idea to cover their partners or boss song (both on the label) – or TIRANA completing a song for the compilation, Vortex Rex doing it last minute, Sex Jams going different directions for it etc.

i am really thankful to all artistes involved. for making it such a great record.

here’s what it looks like. my old friend Lisa Max did it in Perth Australia, where the summer comes to its end finally.

art by Lisa Max

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the list of acts and songs:

01) Plaided – Let Go
02) Stefanie Sourial – Hide & Seek
03) Karin Depp – Plateau
04) A Thousand Fuegos – Coma Toes
05) 8 Hours Manatee VS Das Fieber – New Year’s Gift
06) Crazy Bitch In A Cave – Forever
07) Paper Bird – Escape Plans
08) Brooke’s Bedroom – Somewhere
09) Mile Me Deaf – Call Us Rats
10) TIRANA – Red Hills
11) Vortex Rex – Freeway Girl
12) Sex Jams – Gone Chillin’
13) Räuberhöhle – I’m Not Part Of The Shit
14) Gurlfriends -Treehuggers
15) Andreas Erstling – Autolied

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the CD will be available from april 28th on; we will be celebrating its release at the follwing places:

May 6th & 7th, 2011 @ Lend Wirbel, Graz w/ Mile Me Deaf, Gurlfriends, Plaided, Vortex Rex

May 12th, 2011 @ Sckokoladen, Berlin  w/ Stefanie Sourial, A Thousand Fuegos, Sex Jams, Plaided

May 14th, 2011 @ Final Club, Praha w/ Stefanie Sourial, A Thousand Fuegos, Sex Jams, Plaided

May 21st, 2011 @ Rhiz, Wien w/ a special line up – to be announced!

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piep!

or  as martin pieper would put it: there were 5 teams better than us… but: 12 teams not as good as team fettkakao. here are the facts:

club dhommage teamrankig

my team consisted of the following people: martin pieper (brooke’s bedroom), patrick weber (crazy bitch in a cave), christian pausch (onedaysoon.), agnes aye (cheep!cheep!), susi ondrusova (Fm4), ute hölzl (FMqueer), matthias peyker (a thousand fuegos), franz (the lonely astronaut), nick (quote) and me. hihi. thank you all! i had the best team (and the coolest table), nonetheless. here are some pics of our team that nick took while riddlin’.

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can’t wait for next years club d’hommage pop quiz!

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